Artist BK Adams (right) with ACM former board member Sam Gilliam and museum director Camille Akeju at the opening of the exhibition Exercise Your Mynd.
Since its establishment in 1967, the Anacostia Community Museum has been a cultural anchor in the community. Our new urban issues-focused mission expands the museum's community-inclusive approach to museology, broadening our perspective and demonstrating that local issues resonate with urban communities wherever they are. It also requires that we provide wider access to our research and collections, and that we continue to engage our local constituents while attracting new audiences to our exhibitions and programs. Anacostia Community Museum continues to be a trailblazer in its approach to community engagement and in recognizing its role in preserving and showcasing those things that define community on many levels.
Discover new ways to enjoy the Anacostia Community Museum through exclusive privileges reserved for members only.
As a member of the Friends of Annacostia Community Museum you will receive "insider" access to the museum and exclusive benefits in appreciation of your generous gift. Qualifying contributions confer membership for one calendar year. Benefits will include the following and much more:
- Private exhibition tours
- Smithsonian Store Discounts
- Invitation to special events
- Acknowledgement on Friends of ACM Honor Roll (on view electronically in the museum and online)
Friends make all the difference!
Most people don't realize that donations from individuals like you comprise the single largest source of the museum's contributed income. With declining federal funds providing only one-third of our budget, we rely on the Friends of ACM for support to fund our acclaimed exhibitions, inspiring educational programming, innovative collections and archives, and family workshops and outreach programs, all free to the public 364 days a year! Your support will enable the Anacostia Community Museum to share their collections and programs with thousands of visitors from around the world each year.
Membership Benefits and Levels
By joining the Friends of the Anacostia Community Museum, you receive special "insider" access to the museums; invitations to special VIP events, and much, much more! Qualifying contributions confer membership
for one calendar year and entitle two people to participate in all events. Download our Membership Brochure
Your acknowledgement letter will clarify the amount of your contribution's tax deductibility. This amount is determined in accordance with Internal Revenue Service regulations. The tax deduction is the difference between your dues amount and the fair market value of the goods and services offered as benefits of your membership. For more details, please call 202.633.4834.
Ways of Giving
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